IT Recruitment

Richard Wheeler Associates is a leading technology recruiter working in software engineering and digital technology.

We first began recruiting permanent IT professionals back in the late 80’s for pioneering firms such as Insignia Solutions, Superscape, Octel Communications, Wind River and Bishopsgate Systems. 

Our IT recruitment expertise and network of contacts means we are well placed to fill your hiring needs.

In partnering with us, you can be 100% confident you will receive ‘right fit’ applications from candidates who have been thoroughly briefed, are keen to work with you and are interested in what you are doing. 

RWA aims for a conversion rate of an offer per 2 CVs shortlisted.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

IT Careers

RWA has worked extensively in the AI, CleanTech, Cyber Security and MedTech sectors to identify IT professionals - from post Graduates through to Board level - typically for the following jobs:

Software Engineer - Backend Developer - Frontend Developer - UX Designer - Researcher - QA Engineer - R&D Engineer - Lead Engineer - Data Analyst - CTO - Embedded Software Engineer - Software Development Manager - Full Stack Developer - Architect - Security Consultant - Data Scientist - DevOps

It is likely that you will have experience within one of these sectors, twinned with advanced engineering skills in a mix of programming languages and Open Source software - Java; Python; C++; JavaScript; J2EE; SQL; Scala; React.js; Kotlin; Docker; MongoDB; AWS; Kubernetes; Go; Julia; Dart; C#; HTML/CSS; Haskell; R  

We partner with award winning technology-led companies to recruit for jobs based in London, Oxford, Birmingham, the high-tech M3, M4 corridor, as well as part and fully working from home across different countries and time zones.

IT Recruitment Testimonials

M4 Corridor Digital Tech Clusters Lead The Way Outside London

Tech Nation has identified 30 major tech clusters in the UK with the Reading and Bracknell cluster named as the largest cluster of digital businesses outside London.

The Reading tech cluster is one of many on the M4 corridor, which stretches from Heathrow to Bath and Bristol – passing through Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Reading, Newbury and Swindon.

It is home to a large number of high tech companies has one of the largest digital tech workforces and some of the highest salaries in the country. 

Rock-Star Software Engineers: Worth Their Weight in Gold?

Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, has described his hiring rules as following the ‘rock-star principle’: paying a significantly higher salary to hire one rock-star software engineer, than hiring 10 less outstanding engineers.

Hastings says: “In the first few years of Netflix, we were growing fast and needed to hire more software engineers. With my new understanding that high talent density would be the engine of our success, we focused on finding the top performers in the market.

Increase Your Hiring Success - Employee Value Proposition

Pitching your tech start-up to the exceptionally high calibre Software Developers and wider IT talent you’re keen to onboard requires a whole raft of elements. Here we discuss several of these.

The Employee Value Proposition is an important element in an employer’s overall recruitment and retention strategy and involves learning what your current employees enjoy about your company and what candidates want in their ideal workplace.

Tightening Jobs Market - Winter 2021

On the back of another record high of $15bn VC investment in the UK tech sector in 2020, the majority of UK tech companies have not changed their growth plans post pandemic and urgently need to recruit highly skilled staff. 

The shortage of tech talent has been well documented with a recent report revealing 69% of UK business owners are experiencing a digital skills shortfall.

This has led to the tightest UK labour market for over 4 decades with fewer candidates for every vacancy advertised.

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How We Work

Recruiting business critical software engineers is a major problem for top tech firms. Find out how we represent these businesses and how we work to identify exceptional IT talent.

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